Monday, February 25, 2013

Personal Diet: No cheese!

As of this morning, I weigh 115.3lbs! That's 52.29kg, apparently. And 5 pounds less than my previously average weight, 120.   I also think that my waist has shrunk a bit. My fanplusfriend lolita skirt was loose on me this last friday when I wore it... May have to sell it.

I must say, I'm pleasantly surprised! I haven't been working out much at all (shame on me....), but I have cut cheese out of my diet completely in the last month! That's the only factor I can think of that would contribute to this number. Something Courtney Love said in an older interview really motivated me to do this. (It's a wonderful read!!)

It was hard at first since cheese is one of my favorite foods, and I slipped up a couple of times... but my school provides delicious vegan meals, and I always buy substitute cheese. After a while, I wasn't even thinking about it!

Recently, I keep forgetting that I'm vegetarian. Not in the way that I slip up and eat meat, but in the way that I often forget I have to let people know! I've almost hit my 2-year mark and it just feels so normal and regular to me. I feel like it would be too strange for me to eat meat now. I used to be one of those people who would say "I could never give up meat!!!"
When I first started, I would still eat meat on weekends. It was a process, but now here I am, 2 years later!! hehe~

I went out to eat on friday with my friends for a birthday occasion to a Japanese barbeque restaurant. It was so much fun, but for a moment I panicked internally for a moment because there were so few vegetarian options, and I felt bad that other people were worried for me. But the waiter was fantastic and let me know immediately that the soup I had been considering contained beef broth before pointing out the noodles he could add tofu and vegetables to. It was really great of him and I ended up stuffing my face with edamame and Japanese sweet potatoes too. (delicious!!!) 

My current diet might seem a little strange. I am a vegetarian who does not consume raw dairy or egg products, but I'm not quite vegan. If butter or eggs are cooked into something, I will eat it. When I go home to Washington state, I eat fish when we go out to a restaurant. It's right off the coast and the seafood there is amazing... plus, I'm only there twice out of the year and fish is really very good for you!! 

Maybe once I live on my own I can make the shift to full vegan and cook for myself all the time. <3

One of my favorite facebook pages, just titled "Vegetarian" often posts great recipes and articles about this diet and lifestyle. Honestly it's pretty inspiring!! Check it out.

I hope you learned a little more about me. :) There's no pressure in motivating others to practice a no-meat diet, but it's certainly worth exploring!